Monthly Archives: December 2014

Chicken Salad

Pretty much the only complaint we’ve ever heard anyone make about eating organic is the expense. Yes, it costs more, but it still isn’t as expensive as you think. This is the third dish we’ve gotten out of one organic chicken. First we made homemade stock for soup, and then we used some of the meat to make two other dishes; egg rolls to accompany a stir fry dish or appetizers and lastly, Will’s favorite of the three. This chicken salad is wonderful on a croissant or just on a bed of lettuce with a few slices of avocado.

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chicken salad http://twocooksonepot.com

This is so easy and everyone alway raves about it. If you don’t care for dried cranberries you can substitute grapes and do the same for the nuts, add your favorite. I like walnuts as they are so good for you and nuts always have that great crunch, the texture gives us a more satisfied feeling, I think. This recipe is easily doubled or even tripled for larger groups.

Jan

Chicken Salad
 
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This chicken salad is simple but elegant.
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Recipe type: Chicken Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 to 6
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite size pieces
  • ½ cup celery, split and chopped
  • ¼ cup walnuts or pecans are good, chopped
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries, I purchase the ones with half the sugar or substitute sliced grapes
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine and chill until ready to serve. Serve on a croissant with sliced avocado or on a bed of lettuce.

 

Salt Dome Baked Fish

walking the beach http://twocooksonepot.com

The Gulf of Mexico restores us. Normally our minds are on a hundred different things, and as soon as our feet hit the beach we calm down and live in the moment, only aware of the sea gulls squawking and the tide moving in and out as we scour the sand below us for treasures washed up from distant shores. Walking on the beach in relative solitude ironically makes me feel more connected to everyone, maybe because the warm gulf waters connect to the rest of the world in some fashion. Continue reading

Recipe Development

Chocolate Cashew Tart http://twocooksonepot.com

Recipe development can be a lot of fun, nourishing not only your body but fulfilling that part of you that likes, needs, to be creative. Jan and I are both creative people, and cooking can be a wonderful outlet for that part of ourselves on even the busiest day.

Another bonus to recipe development is that (provided you didn’t screw up too bad) you can eat your mistakes. Such was the case with the chocolate cashew tart I made last week. Continue reading

Chicken Egg Rolls

Chicken Egg Rolls http:twocooksonepot.comWe enjoy stir fry and these accompany the meal well. Also, I’ve served these in smaller size as appetizers and they were always a hit. In fact, when we would have a get together I actually had requests to serve them. You can pair them up with a sweet and sour sauce, mustard sauce or any other you may like. They are a big hit at Super Bowl Parties! Continue reading